IT Infrastructure Engineer – Splunk

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Full Time Part Time Permanent
  • Salary Range £30,000+
  • SALARY & BENEFITS £36,027
  • Job Contact Rachel Clarke
  • Contact Email
  • Job Level Senior Executive Officer
  • INDUSTRY SECTOR IT and Technology
Job Description
  • Do you want to work in an exciting environment using modern technology and infrastructure?
  • Are you motivated by working on the latest digital technologies and infrastructure?
  • Are you looking for a career that will allow you to continuously develop yourself?
  • If so, this could be the role for.

Job description

Our team culture is based around agile working and providing excellent service to both our internal and external customers.

An Infrastructure Engineer designs, builds, manages and supports the infrastructure services that underpin all internal user services and services to the public. As an infrastructure engineer you will be part of a team that would focus on, defining, building, bringing into service, operating, supporting, performance monitoring, continually improving and decommissioning Infrastructure services (SaaS, IaaS, and PaaS), products and platforms to serve a variety of user needs.

The Enterprise Administration team are looking for an experienced Splunk professional to strengthen the team who will have solid evidence of Splunk product upgrades, enhancements, scripting etc. The Enterprise Administration team supports a range of products that are fundamental building blocks of the Infrastructure Services provided by Technology Operations.


For this specific role we are looking for an experienced Splunk Administrator.
Role responsibilities include but are not limited to:

• Day to day administration of Splunk
• Bringing into service, operating, supporting, performance monitoring, continually improving and decommissioning Infrastructure services, products and platforms to serve a variety of user needs;
For the services, products and platforms supported
• Drive continuous improvement activities
• Manage incidents, requests, changes and problems
• Managing the configuration, availability, capacity and performance
• Maintain consistency between development and production environments
• Working with tools and technologies within the ONS Technology Roadmap.
• Challenge existing processes in order to build agile and flexible platforms, services and products.
• Works with and supports third parties to provide infrastructure services

Person Specification

Essential Criteria:
• Significant experience of Splunk including but not limited to product upgrades, enhancements, scripting.
• An analytical approach to problem solving, with excellent attention to detail
• Work collaboratively within own team sharing knowledge to improve team capability
• Build excellent networks among wider communities of practice, identifying and adopting best practice.
• Able to identify risks and mitigating any impact on wider organisation
• Able to co-ordinate build activities across systems and understands how to undertake and support integration testing activities.
• A real drive and passion for excellent user experience, employee enablement and continuous improvement

Coupled with experience of:

• Artifactory, Jenkins, SAS, Scripting Technologies (Javascript, Shell scripting, Powershell etc), Server Operating Systems, Microsoft Windows Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, Print server and queue management, Confluence / Jira/ Slack, Git hub / lab, Cloud technologies i.e AWS, Google & Azure and integrations

Supplementary skills & experience
• Sonar, Mobile Device Management/Airwatch, ServiceNow Configuration and Administration, Microsoft System centre and Lumension application packaging and scripted operating system build.


We’ll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Changing and Improving
  • Working Together
  • Communicating and Influencing


As well as a competitive salary, you’ll enjoy:
• Generous holiday allowance – 25 days annual leave, rising to 30 days after 5 years’ service in addition to public holidays;
• Good work-life balance – working options include flexible working arrangements Monday to Friday between 7am and 7pm;
• Strong ethos of equality and diversity;
• Up to 3 days paid leave per year for voluntary opportunities;
• Maternity, adoption or shared parental leave of up to 26 weeks full pay followed by 13 weeks of statutory pay and a further 13 weeks unpaid, and statutory paternity leave of 2 weeks plus an additional week of departmental paternity leave all at full pay;
• Highly competitive contributory Civil Service Pension;
• Career development and progression – Career pathway options such as apprenticeships and recognised qualifications for a variety of professions are available;
• Free onsite car parking in Newport and Fareham;
• Cycle to work scheme

Things you need to know


Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.
Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check.

Selection process details

This vacancy is using Success Profiles, and will assess your Behaviours, Strengths and Experience.

Assessment at application stage will be based on your CV and personal statement. Your CV should be tailored to demonstrate any skills, knowledge and experience that are relevant to the content of the role.

Your personal statement should be no longer than 1250 words. You should use this space to provide evidence for each essential criteria within the person specification. As the criteria are scored, we would recommend that you give clear examples for each including the impact of your actions. Success Profiles Behaviour examples are not required at this stage.

In cases where there is a high number of applications the sift pass mark may be adjusted and candidates will be invited to interview in merit order, i.e. those scoring the highest.

Should you be invited to interview, you will be assessed using various assessment techniques aligned to the new Civil Service Success Profiles, where you’ll be assessed against all the behaviours outlined in the advert.

Please note that due to the current climate interviews will likely be conducted by Video Conference.

A reserve list may be held for a period up to 12 months from which further appointments may be made.

Sift: w/c 27th April 2020
Interviews: w/c 4th or 11th May 2020

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here.

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission’s recruitment principles.

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

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Further information

If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance with the Recruitment Principles and you wish to make a complaint, in the first instance, you should contact Paul Cudmore, Office for National Statistics, Government Buildings, Cardiff Road, Newport NP10 8XG. If you are not satisfied with the response you receive from the Department, you can contact the Civil Service Commission at